Battlefield 3 sales see COD rival become EA's fastest selling game

EA's leading first person shooter franchise has grown to record proportions with Battlefield 3 selling 5 million copies in its opening week to become the developer's fastest selling title of all time

Battlefield 3 has become Electronic Arts' fastest selling title to date shifting an impressive 5 million copies in its opening week.

Eclipsing previous figures set by EA's other leading franchises, Madden, FIFA and Need for Speed, Battlefield 3 has been confirmed to have sold half of the 10 million copies shipped for launch in its opening week.

Having hit the US last Tuesday, October 25th, a Battlefield 3 UK release date followed on October 28th with hundreds of gamers queuing outside retailers across the country to be among the first to get hold of the game when retailers opened their doors at midnight.

"Based on internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold through five million units in the first week globally, making it the fastest-selling game in EA's history," an official statement from the developer said.

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer

Hit by issues in the hours after launch Battlefield 3's extensive multiplayer offerings are one of the game's biggest draws with early adopters unable to access the EA Online servers and make the most of the multiplayer FPS action as high demand repeatedly brought the system down.

"Consumers have logged-on in unprecedented numbers to team up and join the battle," an official EA statement read. "Server stability was solid in the first weekend, delivering EA's highest-ever usage rates.

"While some players experienced intermittent disruption of online services due to high volume, internal estimates show that servers and service uptime stabilized to roughly 98.9% throughout the weekend, ensuring that players were connected and enjoying the game."

Battlefield 3 topped the UK All Format Gaming Chart following its opening week success but is expected to face stiff competition in the coming weeks with a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 UK release date pencilled in for November 8th.

Have you already snagged yourself a copy of Battlefield 3? Let us know what you think of EA's record breaking first person shooter by the comments box below.

Find out why Battlefield 3 is EA's fastest selling game in our video with the prolific game below.

 

 

For more game videos and all the latest tech videos, head to the T3 Video Channel

 



Via:TechRadar
 

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now